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China-based Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest mobile transportation platform, together with Chinese traffic management authorities, has launched an integrated solution for smart city traffic management, nicknamed “DiDi Smart Transportation Brain.”

The DiDi Smart Transportation Brain has been adopted by more than 20 Chinese cities and is guided by three principal features: Discover, Decide and Deploy. Integrating DiDi’s robust anonymized traffic data, as well as data resources from local government and business partners, the solution facilitates real-time data leveraging cloud computing and AI-based technologies to provide cities with a range of transportation infrastructure improvements, including traffic flow measurements, “Smart Traffic Signals,” reversible lanes, and traffic management programs for maintenance scheduling and system assessments.

In Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province, Smart Traffic Signals have been installed at 344 road intersections, saving more than 30,000 hours of travel time for local commuters, or an annual savings of over 11.5 million hours. As a result, average traffic delays have been shortened by 10% to 20%. In total, DiDi has introduced Smart Traffic Signals on more than 1,200 intersections nationwide.

Over the past five years, transportation has rapidly come online around the world. In China, 80% of Chinese taxi drivers pick up riders using DiDi’s platform. With smart transportation core to DiDi’s strategy, we are closely engaged with the physical offline aspect, bringing a unique offering to cities.

—Cheng Wei, Founder and CEO of Didi Chuxing

To support scientific research on transportation, DiDi also expanded its GAIA initiative worldwide earlier this month, providing researchers access to anonymized route data from the DiDi platform. (Earlier post.)

DiDi offers a full range of app-based transportation options for more than 450 million users, including Taxi, Express, Premier, Luxe, Hitch, Bus, Minibus, Designated Driving, Car Rental, Enterprise Solutions and Bike-Sharing. With its daily rides reaching up to 25 million, more than 21 million drivers and car owners are generating flexible income on DiDi platform. DiDi acquired Uber China in August 2016.


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